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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 Indian fishermen in Mullaitivu seas, seizes trawler
Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 12:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 9 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seized a trawler for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lanka’s northern waters.

According to the Navy Media Unit, the apprehension was made by a Fast Attack Craft of the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a special operation conducted to chase away Indian trawlers poaching in island’s waters on Wednesday (10), in Sri Lanka’s waters off Mullaitivu.

The Indian trawler and the 09 Indian fishermen held by the Navy are being brought to the Trincomalee harbor and they are to be handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Trincomalee for onward legal action.

 

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